eorl
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eorl
Add:I. a man of rank or gentle birth Eorl herus, An. Ox. 53, 6. Weorðscipes wyrðe, ǽlc be his mǽðe, eorl and ceorl, þegen and þeóden, Ll. Th. i. 190, 13. Gif wið eorles birele man geligeð .xii. scill. gebéte. Gif wið ceorles birelan man geligeð .vi. scillingum gebéte, 6, 11. Þrǽl wearð tó þegene, and ceorl wearð tó eorle, 334, 8. II. used of Scandinavians, = Icel. jarl Ælfred gefeaht wiþ þára eorla getruman, and þǽr wearþ Sidroc eorl ofslægen se alda, and Sidroc eorl se gioncga, and Ósbearn eorl, and Hareld eorl, Chr. 871; P. 70, 24-27 : 918; P. 98, 10, 20. IIa. of aa III. as a title in England, taking the place of ealdorman. [The transition may be illustrated by the following passages referring to Oslac Óslác féng tó ealdordóme, Chr. 966; P. 119, 2. Óslác ealdorman, 963 ; P. 117, 19. Óslác se mǽra eorl, 975; P. 122, 6. Óslác eorl and eal here þe on þís (his, f. v. l. ) ealdordóme wunað, Ll. Th. i. 278, 5.] :-- Se cyng and Þúrkyl eorl (cf. Cnut cyng eall Englalandes ríce tódǽlde on feówer; him seolfan West-Sexan, and Þúrkylle Eást-Englan . . . , 1017; P. 154, 4), Chr. 1020; P. 154, 24. Ðá cóm Godwine eorl and Swegen eorl and Harold eorl . . . Þá wælisce men forwrégdon ðá eorlas, 1048 ; P. 174, 3, 9. Æt cynges spǽce lecge man .vi. healfmearc wedd ; æt eorles and bisceopes .xii. óran wedd, Ll. Th. i. 296, 26. Eorles heregeata, 414, 4. Ærcebisceopes and eorles (æðelinges, v. l. ) wærgild bið .xv. M. þrimsa, 186, 19. Gif þegen geþeáh hé wearð tó eorle, 192, 7. Beó hé scyldig wið þone þe hit áge, swá wið cyningc .cxx. sciłł., swá wið eorl .lx. sciłł., 384, 18. Man sette Oddan tó eorle ofer Defenascíre and ofer Sumersǽton and ofer Dorséton and ofer Wealas, Chr. 1048; P. 177, 2. v. eorl-dóm. IV. a hero, &c. v. eorl-lic.
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